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Five Essential Kyoto Foods

By Viator, June 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 94 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Traditional Kyoto food relies heavily on vegetables, tofu, and rice - a simple but elegant diet that for centuries has catered to monks and other vegetarians. Before modern refrigeration technology, ...  Read more

Sumo Wrestling in Tokyo

By Viator, June 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 94 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

As Japan's national sport, sumo wrestling is a major part of the country's culture. The vast majority of Japan's sumo wrestlers live in Tokyo's Ryogoku district, which has served the sport's hub for ...  Read more

Sake Tasting in Kyoto

By Viator, June 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 31 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The heart of Kyoto's sake industry lies in Fushimi, a southern area of the city. From the Fushimi Momoyama Station, it is only a short walk to the sake breweries "district." The area ...  Read more

Guide to Osaka's Food Culture

By Viator, June 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Osaka's food culture can be summed up in one word: "Kuidaore," a Japanese word that means eat until you drop. Osakans love food, and they should; the city has some of the best of it in all ...  Read more

3 Days in Sapporo: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, August 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

There are myriad reasons to visit cosmopolitan Sapporo, capital city of Japan?s northernmost main island, Hokkaido. American and European designers helped create the relatively young city in the ...  Read more

Visiting the Nagano Snow Monkeys

By Viator, June 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Some of Japan's most photogenic residents spend their days soaking in the natural hot springs of the snowy Japanese Alps near Nagano Prefecture. These are Japanese white macaques, more popularly ...  Read more

Winter in Sapporo

By Viator, November 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

As Japan?s northernmost main island, Hokkaido is known for its white winters. And as the leaves turn and the snow starts to fall, the people of Sapporo know how to make the best of a chilly ...  Read more

Hiking and Biking in Hokkaido

By Viator, August 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The untouched natural beauty of Hokkaido?s many mountains and lakes is a wonder to explore at any time, but if you visit during the delightful summer months, you can enjoy an incredible array of ...  Read more

Cherry Blossom Season in Osaka

By Viator, December 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The ephemeral cherry blossom season is fast approaching. The pink petals brighten urban and rural landscapes across Japan for a mere week or two, at most. During the famous "Sakura Matsuri" ...  Read more

Karaoke in Tokyo

By Viator, June 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

You may have been to a karaoke bar in your home country, but karaoke in Japan is completely different from in the West. Instead of subjecting an entire bar full of strangers to your singing skills, ...  Read more

Japanese Onsen Experience

By Viator, May 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 53 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

There?s nothing in the world quite like a Japanese onsen experience. These public bathhouses traditionally use natural hot spring water and come in a variety of shapes, sizes and forms. From an ...  Read more

Experiencing Ryokans and Onsens in Japan

By Viator, July 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 45 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Weary travelers venturing through Japan?s picturesque countryside will find a welcome respite at one of the country's traditional ryokans, quiet inns known for tatami mat-lined ...  Read more

Download the Viator Insider's Guide to Tokyo

By Viator, June 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3820 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

At Viator, our goal has always been to help travelers find the best things to see and do around the world. Our team of travel insiders reviews every tour, our mobile apps keep you connected on the ...  Read more

Day Trips to Mt Fuji

By Viator, March 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3417 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The snow-capped peak of cone-shaped Mount Fuji can be seen from Tokyo on a clear day. Regardless of the weather, it can be reached by bullet train or coach bus in a matter of hours. Day trips to Mt. ...  Read more

Explore the Countryside: 4 Great Day Trips from Tokyo

By Viator, June 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3113 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Tokyo's filled to the brim with enough stimulation to keep a traveler occupied for weeks, but it's also nice to get out of town and experience a different side of Japan - the quieter, more rural ...  Read more

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